Say When!

You would think that after all of these years of living with pain, I’d know by now when enough is enough. I am pretty cautious most of the time. But there are days that I feel like I am playing catch up.

That’s when I get myself into trouble. Last week I did a lot in my yard and gardens. It was a very productive day. I was very pleased with myself until late that night.

I woke up in the middle of the night feeling nauseated. I decided to step outside and get fresh air. I was in pain and it just kept intensifying. I took my CBD oil before I headed outside. I sat on my patio and the nausea intensified as did the pain. I headed inside quickly as I thought I was going to be sick. I made it to my living room and collapsed on my couch. I felt this before. I was close to passing out. Yes, the pain was that bad!

I laid there praying for what seemed an eternity. Begging God to make it stop. It took a good while but it finally did subside. This is a pain I experience 3-4x a year. Give or take. I always have pain but this pain is a horse of another color. It’s a beast!

I don’t always know what the cause of that pain is but this time I did. I overexerted myself. It was time to pay the Piper! Boy did I!

That’s the cycle of pain. We have good days and we have bad days. We can’t always do the things we need to on the bad days, so when we feel good, we play catch up. Which sends chronic pain sufferers into a tailspin.

There are no easy answers. Things have to get done. Sometimes you gotta take a step back and remember the consequences. It’s easier said than done though. This is what chronic pain sufferers lives with daily. Choices and consequences.